Many of you were in the crosshairs of Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully by the time you are reading these notes, any discomfort and damage is a distant memory. * Chris Selicious says, “Our area of Brooklyn (Park Slope) had some damage, but we really got off very lightly. It probably helped to be on the high ground.” Chris reports that his in-laws insisted on staying (since left) in Sheepshead Bay and were without power for quite some time. * Chris Chin also noted that Hurricane Sandy hit close to home: “My wife’s hometown on Long Island didn’t fare too well though. She is spearheading a clothes and supplies drive to get items down to her specific area of Long Island. The turnout has been great. Our sons, Zac, 13, and Kyle, 11, and I helped her sort donations. She was able to get a private plane to take the items from Barnstable to the Islip Airport in New York. Her contact there (from Moms of Massapequa) met the plane and handled the distribution. We also linked up with a larger initiative in Duxbury and filled five large box trucks worth of clothes, heaters, first aid, etc.” Chris closed out his summer with a run to Duxbury Beach, where he passed Katy Donovan O’Neil running the other way. Chris says, “It must have been a precursor, because I spent the rest of the fall catching up with Kristin Ellinger Berndt during our sons’ football games when Duxbury and SciCoh (Scituate/Cohasset) played each other (three times). We talked about a South Shore Colby night out, but plans are still in the works.” * Doug Morrione has moved to New Mexico and is filming away—most recently with Soren Peters ’97 on his annual trail ride in Chama, N.M., where several characters in Doug’s film on cowboys were present. Doug says, “Folks can check out the film at our website: lopin-ropin-hopin.com and see ongoing progress at our Facebook www.Facebook.com/Lopin,Ropin.Hopin. We’re a nonprofit organization and are always looking for support from interested individuals and corporate sponsors, too.” * Chris Chamberlain and his wife, Brenner, welcomed a son in October. Daniel joins his two older brothers, Ian, 8, and Henry, 5. * Eleanor North answered my plea on Facebook for more news, where she shared that her past nine months included a move, a whole-house renovation, becoming a landlord, and last but not least, welcoming daughter Ayla North O’Rourke in November! Eleanor says, “With a full head of blonde hair she is taking my world by storm. Her dad, Teddy O’Rourke, and I are doing well.” After living in Boston since graduation, Eleanor is getting used to the slower pace of life in Buzzards Bay, Mass., and looked forward to a relaxed holiday season. * Cristen Coleman Mastroianni, Laura Steinbrink, Brandy Shafter Chapman, and Claudia Tejada Riley met up for a Colby getaway weekend in Charleston, S.C., recently. Cristen says they “had a fantastic time relaxing and exploring ‘low country.’” It was a well deserved trip for four very busy working moms! * I can think of another Colby getaway weekend coming up, can you? Our 20th reunion is coming up fast! Make plans to catch up with your fellow classmates June 6-9, 2013. In case you hadn’t heard, Beth Curran Balter has passed the reunion gift chair torch to Rod Gerdsen. Rod and class president Peter Caruso are looking for your photos and mementos from our Colby years—anything from the early ’90s will add to our class tent at the reunion expo Friday, June 6! In the meantime check out the Colby College Class of 1993 Facebook Page and add some photos of your own!